“To ask why a good God would allow suffering is to ask why a good doctor would put a needle in the backside of an infant to inoculate them. The infant doesn’t understand it; all he knows is that it is horribly painful. He can’t understand that in a way this inoculation is going to prepare him for something in the future that he is not even aware of. And in the same way, God is a God of intention. He is a God of meaning, of purpose. He is brimming with intention and meaning. So we can rest assured that although the purposes of suffering might be hidden from us in the present life, his reasons are always wise, they are always specific, and they are always good.”—Joni Eareckson Tada (via stephaniepham)
“I have noticed that if you look carefully at people’s eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away.”—“The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd (via julie911)
(self-portraits; make-up by Andrea Tonda and hair by Apriel Seguin; Migliore (Korea) blazer, Topshop top and belt, Zara skirt and bag, H&M socks, Asian Vogue heels, Extreme Finds necklace) Hype this look on Lookbook here.